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Reimagining the Nation: Togetherness, Belonging and Mobility

Claire Sutherland


This book develops new ways of thinking beyond the nation as a form of political community by seeking to transcend ethnonational categories of ‘us’ and ‘them’. Drawing on scholarship and cases spanning Pacific Asia and Europe, it steps outside assumptions linking nation to state. Accessible yet theoretically rich, it explores how to think about nationhood beyond narrow binaries and even broader cosmopolitan ideals. Using cutting-edge critical research, it fundamentally challenges the positive connotations of British patriotism and UK politics’ anti-immigrant discourse, pointing to how these co ... More

Keywords: ethnonational categories, nationalism, nationhood, cross-continental, critical nationalism, belonging, mobility

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2017 Print ISBN-13: 9781447326281
Published to Policy Press Scholarship Online: January 2018 DOI:10.1332/policypress/9781447326281.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Claire Sutherland, author
Durham University